COVID-19 Traveler Info

COVID-19 Traveler Information

Amendment to business travel requirements in CEPP Section 7 for all departures May 1, 2022 and later update (4.14.22)

Business travel taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic requires special considerations and may require additional levels of approval.  Both the traveler, as well as the organization sponsoring the travel, must consider all restrictions or requirements in place for the destination as well as returning travel, such as:

  • Destination testing requirements,
  • Destination quarantine requirements,
  • Destination vaccination requirements, and
  • Citizenship status and the potential for additional restrictions (entry into the U.S. or foreign countries) upon arrival or return.

Domestic travel to U.S. destinations designated by CDC with a COVID-19 Community Level of HIGH requires approval by the Center Director or designee. Prior to international travel, the traveler and sponsoring organization should research and consider the CDC and U.S. State Department Travel Advisories. Any restrictions or requirements as those itemized above should be documented in the travel request or travel authorization for approval. Travel to destinations where the U.S. State Department’s Travel Advisory is Level 4 requires approval by the Center Director or designee.

The AURA Vice President for Programs is not required to approve domestic or international travel unless AURA issues an advisory to Centers under worsening COVID-19 conditions.


To the United States

Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. 

updated 5.24.22

**Please visit the CDC webpages for more information about exemptions and the requirement for proof of negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 for all air passengers arriving in the United States.**


To Chile
updated 5.23.22

Level 2: Exercise increased caution in Chile due to civil unrest.
Read more.


Airline Travel Notices:

AA Travel Alerts

Alaska Airlines Travel Notices

Delta Travel Notices

Latam Travel Notices

Southwest Travel Notices

United Travel Notices

For more COVID-19 travel restrictions please see the US Department of State website.



Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded Rubin Observatory Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
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